I never saw it. I'd completely forgotten there was a movie version.
As a hippie, the musical didn't have much relevance to my life. But by 1979, when the movie came out, it wasn't even on my radar; I'd long since been caught up in the new music thing, starting around 1975 when the first Patty Smith album came out. (Before that, I was just a hippy with his hair cut off... since I decided in 1973 that long hair was a sign of having bought into the commoditization of the alternative/freak life style.)
I did like Forman's 1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, though, which I'd read a couple years earlier. I remember thinking, at the time, that it was one of the better book-to-movie transitions I'd seen.
Uh... I realize I've drifted way
off topic... whaddya expect for an old hippie?